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New Heads Up episode: when innovation fosters community engagement

Jul 26, 2022

How can you become a paperless school? How does gaming reflect teaching? How do we train everyone to be safe online? These questions and more were answered during the ISC Research Edruptors@School conference. Some of the highlighted messages are featured in the latest episode of Heads Up hosted by ISC Research.

New Heads Up episode: when innovation fosters community engagement

Jul 26, 2022 | Heads Up

How can you become a paperless school? How does gaming reflect teaching? How do we train everyone to be safe online? These questions and more were answered during the ISC Research Edruptors@School conference in June. If you missed it, you haven’t missed out! Some of the highlighted messages are featured in the latest episode of Heads Up.

This new episode of Heads Up hosted by ISC Research encompasses an insightful discussion around the role of innovative approaches to learning as a means of fostering engagement across the entire school community.

You can view a recording of this session, which is also available as a podcast, on our YouTube channel here:

Successful implementation of hybrid learning

In the podcast, Philippa Wraithmell, digital education specialist, and Dr Vandana Lulla, Principal at Podar International School, share practical suggestions that support blended and hybrid learning including student safety, building capacity and developing staff skills, and community-wide implementation.

Takeaway messages on cybersecurity in EdTech

During the podcast, Bethan Eveleigh, online education and safeguarding specialist, and Matt Harris, co-founder and CEO at childsafeguarding.com, emphasise the importance of sustained and enhanced education to understand the implications of cybersecurity. They communicate useful suggestions to ensure everybody involved in an educational setting knows how to behave to remain safe online.

Innovative school strategies

Our world is becoming more virtual by the day, and the increased use of technology in education is providing schools with more opportunities than seen before. In the podcast, Dwayne Matthews, Head of School, Innovation and Partnerships at Ontario Virtual School, Nathan O’Grady, Learning Development Champion at Head of Kings InterHigh, part of Inspired Education Group, and Dr Jeremy Williams, Vice President of Community for Monax Labs, discuss how virtual reality and the metaverse may become fundamental learning resources of the future and are in close alignment with the rules of the classroom. They share practical advice on how to prepare educational leaders for this environment as a potential future resource for learning.

The panelists offered some good practice as well as expert advice to schools. If you missed the conference, be sure to tune into this session to hear great insights. Follow ISC Research on social media including YouTube to access the video and to stay informed of future episodes in the Heads Up series. Alternatively, listen to the session as a podcast on most common applications. Subscribe now to receive all issues of Heads Up.

 

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